Skip to comments.Lawmakers Describe 'Being Slimed in the Green Zone'
Posted on 08/31/2007 3:18:05 AM PDT by Laverne
The sheets of paper seemed to be everywhere the lawmakers went in the Green Zone, distributed to Iraqi officials, U.S. officials and uniformed military of no particular rank. So when Rep. James P. Moran Jr. (D-Va.) asked a soldier last weekend just what he was holding, the congressman was taken aback to find out.
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They think they’re being “slimed” when their own votes and words are published?
So telling people what politicians have said, is getting “slimed”. Got it.
Or did I miss something? Did any of these pols not say, what they were said to have said?
These people *are* slime.
The Representative's name was misspelled.
It's MORON, not MORAN....
Congresscritters upset that their bio’s were distributed with some of their quotes about the war in Iraq. What a bunch of babies...they appear to be ashamed that the troops were given information about them and how they voted on Iraq issues.
We’re on the same page here.
Slimy ‘Rats call it “being slimed” when their own words and positions are discussed — funny how deep down they know what their ideas are really worth!!
They're not being "slimed", they're being confronted in an embarassing way with their own words against the troops.
Too bad. If you might be embarassed by what you're saying, maybe, just maybe, you ought not to say it in the first place!.
Too funny! Lots of great minds on this thread!
Some of my favorite words from Jim Moron (D-Tehran):
“If it were not for the strong support of the Jewish community for this war with Iraq, we would not be doing this. The leaders of the Jewish community are influential enough that they could change the direction of where this is going, and I think they should.”
Now that we’re seeing significant demonstrable success from Petraeus, they’re running from their previous words. Running hard, and running fast.
It’s amazing to me that these pols don’t seem to realize the Internet exists, and that it’s really very easy now, to dredge up their words and positions.
A competent military commander will always brief his troops on the nature, identity, and tactics of their enemies.
But sometimes it's hard to find a spine amongst the pubbies in charge.
Which is why the Internet will have to do it for them . . . . I don't mind picking up the slack, even though the pubbies won't, because so much is at stake.
Quoting liberals is the worst kind of slander....
Next thing ya’ know they’ll claim they were “Swiftboated”
Yeah, “Swiftboated” by the truth of their own words.
Hoisted on their own petards...da retards.
Any politician who believes a few days in the IZ (aka “Camp Cupcake”) will provide them with useful and truthful insights is already a deluded fool. But we already said they are politicians, no need to be redundant.
If it’s slimy when it is bounced back, why do they not consider it slime when it comes out of their mouths?
ROTFLMAO!!! Only the dims would complain about their own words being quoted in a briefing paper. This is too funny!
Moron is one of the worst scumbags in DC.
I think I would have lost it and shot the damn tv! My guys are dying here A$$hole!
It’s an expectation that grew out of McCain-Feingold...
Did Moran PUNCH the soldier?? Moran is nothing but a PUNK BULLY!
I gotta call Brave Sierra on this whopper.
According to Moran, a miracle has happened - America’s Jewish ‘community’ has abandoned the Democratic Party and supported Bush.
One can learn much by carefully contemplating the words of a Democrat. Had it not been for Moran, I would never have known such a thing about America’s “Jewish community”.
At this rate, Moran’s next lesson will be that Bush is also a member of “America’s Jewish community”.
Should I now study Moran instead of Maimonides? Questions, questions.
Soldiers are following the company line, a concept that is all too familiar to the democrats.
Mommy, mommy, George and Karl are swiftboating me!!
In light of the title of the article, may I suggest changing;
“Moron is one of the worst scumbags in DC.”
“Moran is one of the worst ‘slimebags’ in DC.”
Respectfully, I suggested changing ‘Moron’ to ‘Moran’, lest this particular moron be lost in the mewling, puking crowd of morons in Congress.
“...foreign and domestic...”
Maybe they should shut up totally to keep from being "slimed" again.
The Washington Post’s own “comments section” for this article needs to be slimed. Right now the comments mostly appear to be from Code Pinkos and Clinton State Department holdovers, trashing the admin, the troops, etc., and blaming Rove and Cheney for the bios.
Moran only punches little kids. Real men (and women, too, most likely) would kick his arse if he hit them.
You are correct! US Embassy grounds are best, most comfortable in theatre. As many if not more civillians as military. These VIP guys usually wheel in and out so fast it is funny. I would also venture a guess that most residents know more of the good congress persons history than the general public, with or without flyers.
Moran and fellow a$$holes don’t give a $hit about our guys dying it helps their cause. Maybe the Iraqis knew these POS will denounce anything happening there anyway and gave them the respect they deserve.
“Quoting liberals is the worst kind of slander....”
Typical liberal; they just can’t stand to be held responsible for their own actions.
This Washington Post hack has some balls, saying the Bush administration manipulates--as if the "We must Surrender" crowd hasn't already reached conclusions about the war.
Hell, Chief White Flag Waver Harry Reid has already said, "The war is lost"! But no, these Democrat liberals are soooo open minded....
I hope the Washington Post's circulation tanks and this clown masquerading as a journalist ends up writing obituaries for the Des Moines Register.
Heh! You ought to hear the stuff we say when you're not here.
And Allegra wins best line of the thread!
Post scriptum. These phonies couldn’t care less about soldiers anyway. They are completely self-absorbed and only concerned about boondoggles and photo ops for their newsletters and next election cycle.
“But even such tight control could not always filter out the bizarre world inside the barricades. At one point, the three were trying to discuss the state of Iraqi security forces with Iraq’s national security adviser, Mowaffak al-Rubaie, but the large, flat-panel television set facing the official proved to be a distraction. Rubaie was watching children’s cartoons.
When Moran asked him to turn it off, Rubaie protested with a laugh and said, “But this is my favorite television show,” Moran recalled.
Porter confirmed the incident, although he tried to paint the scene in the best light, noting that at least they had electricity.
“I don’t disagree it was an odd moment, but I did take a deep breath and say, ‘Wait a minute, at least they are using the latest technology, and they are monitoring the world,’ “ Porter said. “But, yes, it was pretty annoying.””
That’s pretty funny... the Iraqi Security Adviser rather watch cartoons then get lectured to from a US Congresswoman.
Hey, your talking about my congressman. Could you speak a little louder so others can hear?
Did they ever get a oft-rumored Starbucks at the IZ Embassy? Or was it just a super-duper Green Beans?
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